People Program

For HR and people management professionals, Make It Safe delivers advice from global experts on supporting people in crisis, with a focus on workplace wellness in the recovery.

In the emerging workplace, diversity and inclusion are critical considerations. Are you prepared to navigate the new world of work to take care of your people through the ongoing pandemic and beyond? Learn what it takes to create a safe and healthy workplace in the new normal and explore the impact of COVID-19 on how we take care of our greatest assets: our people.

​Join us for the opening general session of Make It Safe 2020 on the conference Stage. Welcome to Make It Safe, everyone. Together, we can build safer workplaces in the new normal and emerge stronger in the recovery.

30min

Panel
Speakers
Emily Newhouse
Lisa McGuire
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Supervising a workplace that is healthy and safe can be challenging yet rewarding for everyone involved. But how do you integrate psychosocial and psychological elements into existing health and safety programs to support comprehensive prevention efforts?

During this session, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), will provide you with actionable steps and credible resources to help you work towards a healthy workplace that is both manageable and measurable. Through a practical playbook, along with facilitated discussions, the group will be led through what applications are available to help your organization. Additionally, business continuity, risk assessment, and work priorities and how they pair with safety practices will also be reviewed.

90min

Breakout Seminar
Speaker
Janet Manella
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In this international keynote panel, four manufacturing executives share the pandemic experiences and challenges they have faced in their companies around the world. Learn from their experiences and insights.

Hear their perspectives and ask questions directly about:

  • Critical decisions and changes in their businesses;
  • Supporting teams and company culture through the crisis;
  • How the pandemic has changed their approach to leadership; and
  • Essential leadership qualities and critical actions to emerge stronger in the recovery

90min

Panel
Speakers
Dan Reader
Franco Dutto
Gretta Stephens
Lisa McGuire
Michelle Garner-Janna
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What is our role in crisis response, change management and supporting mental health in the workplace? In this session, discuss essential strategies for addressing fear, fostering coping skills, and taking care of your team in times of crisis and change. 

60min

Round table
Speakers
Anita Huberman
Mary Ann Baynton
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With harassment and bullying claims on the rise, employers need to understand the risks and take active steps to train their leaders and staff, manage complaints, and support workers’ psychological safety and well-being.  In this session, learn the key elements of a psychologically healthy workplace. Find out how to develop an effective program for managing complaints, investigations, and confidentiality.
 
In this session with Sensitivity Training Canada CEO Caroline Power, learn:
  • A process for bringing forward bullying and harassment complaints.
  • A process for handling bullying and harassment complaints.
    • Strategies for interacting with the person who complains.
    • Strategies for interacting with the offender.
    • Strategies for managing an investigation (internal/external investigator?)
    • Strategies for managing privacy and confidentiality (need-to-know basis).
  • A process for managing the output/s of the investigation process (apology, training, coaching, discipline – up to and including termination).

60min

Breakout Seminar
Speaker
Kirk Perris
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British Columbia Deputy Minister of Labour Trevor Hughes joins Make It Safe Friday morning to open Day 2 of the conference.​Tune into the Stage to hear Mr. Hughes' remarks and a brief introduction to the day's events. 

0min

Panel
Speakers
Lisa McGuire
Trevor Hughes
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How has the pandemic and recovery changed our perspectives and priorities in managing our greatest asset: our people? In this session, our expert panel shares the changes they have made in policy and approach—and critical lessons learned in communicating effectively, engaging employees at all levels, and building confidence in their organizations' health, safety, and management practices. How are our priorities shifting in the New Normal, and what have we learned that we can apply to better support the health and success of our people and businesses?  

60min

Panel
Speakers
Preston Parsons
David Musgrave
Kelly Hamer
Michelle Whyard
Victoria Spitzer-Delespaul
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In this keynote session, we have invited a panel of international experts to share insights, helping make sense of the changing and sometimes controversial sea of information about COVID-19.

  • Find out what we are still learning about the virus, and emerging recommendations around transmission and effective controls. 
  • Understand the anxiety and mental health impacts and how our understanding of workplace wellness is changing through the pandemic.
  • Get clarity into what we are learning about the virus, immunity, and vaccines.
  • Learn key considerations to protect our businesses and our most vulnerable workers.
  • And discover important lessons we're learning about crisis communications within our organizations and with our clients.



90min

Panel
Speakers
Andrew Szeto
Gerry Eijkemans
Marc Schenker
Max Lum
Steve Horvath
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As many companies have some staff working from home in response to the pandemic, how are we managing the risks and supporting supervisors to manage the performance of work-from-home staff? What does the future look like for work-from-home as an approach for some of your staff in the new normal?
In this session:
  • Learn strategies to manage the performance and wellness of work-from-home staff
  • Consider new risks for the organization and the individual
  • Look at the implications and opportunities for productivity–—what does this look like in the future?
  • How are we managing performance? Accountability is critical!
  • Are we considering the flight risks?
  • What does the future look like for work‐from‐home with respect to benefits and risks as an approach for some of your staff in the new normal?

60min

Breakout Seminar
Speaker
Renée Safrata
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What are the key considerations in managing the return to work of an employee who has tested positive for COVID-19? In this informative session, gain new perspectives beyond quarantine timelines and public health guidelines from an Ontario health and safety expert whose personal experience recovering from COVID-19 and returning to work outlines some of the unique potential challenges and considerations.

60min

Breakout Seminar
Speaker
Andrew Harkness
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Who should attend the People program sessions:

  • HR executives, professionals, and managers
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Company owners and operators

Learn:

  • Steps you can take to integrate psychological supports into your existing health and safety programs
  • Why you should shift HR policies and approaches
  • Essential strategies to address fear and support your team in a crisis
  • Ways to manage risk and performance of staff who work from home
  • Strategies to combat bullying and harassment in your workplace
  • What to do to support employees returning to work after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis

All-Access

Of course, you are not restricted to sessions in the People program. Your all-access pass also gives you access to both keynote panels:

In a leadership role? Responsible for health and safety? Want to hear from your next generation of employees? You may also want to attend sessions in the Executive, Safety, or Youth programs—or flag them to watch on demand after the conference.

Meet and network with HR professionals and health and safety experts at this local, national, and global conference.

Ready to join the conversation? Register today.

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